Samantha Leimer was introduced at age 9 to classical ballet and immediately fell in love with its structure and artistry. She trained with Stephanie Murrish, Daniil Gaifullin, and Pia Russo. She has been an instructor at Tulsa Ballet Center for Dance Education and at Doxa Dance Ministry in Amarillo, Texas. Under instructors from the academy in Moscow, she completed the official Bolshoi Ballet Academy Teacher Certification Program for levels one through eight and beginner partnering. Her continuing education includes Ballet Magnificat’s summer intensive for teachers, a workshop by Royal Academy of Dance for teaching adults over age 55, and a certification of Character Dance from Inna Stabrova. Samantha loves passing on her knowledge and passion for dance to the next generation of dancers.